About us

Sugar Sandwich Design is my creative endeavour, sewn with love by Ettie Catto, a former Home Economics teacher with rekindled passion for all things handmade. I love to create cute things with quality, colourful, friendly fabrics that will bring some fun and function into our lives. 

I was born in Victoria BC, have lived on Vancouver Island all my life, and reside in Sooke BC.  I am recently retired from a long career as an educator in the Sooke School District, working first as both a Home Economics teacher and then as a school counsellor.  Since retirement, I have turned my full attention to crafting, selling my handcrafted items in a variety of summer markets and holiday venues.

As a former sewing teacher, I have high standards for my work and pay close attention to details to ensure good quality.  My products are current and versatile, reusable and environmentally friendly, with long-lasting use and ease of care as main considerations.


Shop Policies

All sales are final, unless defective or wrong item sent, in which case a partial/whole refund may be offered, depending on circumstance.  Please choose your sizes and designs carefully.
I do not accept responsibility for any damages done through laundering, wear and tear, or shipment.  If you believe that you have received a product that is defective or different from what you ordered, please contact me within 10 days of receiving your product, and send me a  photo of your unwashed, unused item along with your comment to describe the area of concern. If there is a problem with your order, I will work with you to find a solution.



Located in British Columbia, Canada, products are shipped by Canada Post to Canada and the USA.  No international shipping is available at this time.

Flat rate Expedited shipping is available for all products shipped in Canada or USA.  Shipping overages exceeding $2.00 will be refunded.

Letter rate shipping is available on single item purchase of items that fit the criteria as set by Canada Post. Please note there is NO insurance or tracking on letter rate mail; that means if your package is lost or damaged during shipping you are responsible for any losses incurred. 

It is strongly recommended that you opt for Expedited shipping to ensure that your package is insured and tracked.  I am NOT responsible for loss or damage incurred during shipping with Letter Rate mail.

Local pickup is available in Sunriver Estates in Sooke, BC. No local delivery is available. Choose Local Pickup during checkout, and I will contact you to make pickup arrangements once your order is ready.  Local pickup orders will be held for a maximum of 30 days.


Laundering Guidelines

Use LOW HEAT and GENTLE CYCLES when laundering. 
All Sugar Sandwich Design Studio products are handcrafted using good quality fabrics with all or high percentage of cotton. All fabrics are tested for shrinkage, and only those fabrics with minimal shrinkage are used in garment construction. Most fabrics are NOT prewashed before garment construction, but all seam allowances are cut with extra width to allow for some shrinkage.
Use low temperatures for washing and drying to keep fabrics in good condition and to minimize shrinkage.
Recommended machine laundering settings are machine wash gentle with cold water, and machine dry gentle on low heat.
***Handwashing inside out and laying flat to dry is ALWAYS the recommended laundering instruction, but this is not always convenient or practical.  When machine laundering, remember that cotton fibers will shrink with exposure to heat, and lycra fibers will be weakened by exposure to heat. If exposed to excessive heat, your items may shrink and lose their stretch.
It is very important to follow the laundering recommendations given above.  I am NOT responsible for garments that are harmed by improper laundering.


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